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Towards an Economic Evaluation of Sars

J.M. Tchuenche


Despite rising concern over the economic costs of SARS infection and loss of lives, no specific modeling approach can be developed with certainty because of
the non-quantification for instance of death in momentary terms. A heuristic model of the economic consequences of this epidemic can be viewed in terms
of the impact on tourism and travel, which affects the global economy of individual countries where the disease has been reported, as well as the international stock market. We are interested in the cost effectiveness of the disease by looking at parameters that are critical to achieve the minimum.

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